Progressed Moon in Aries

mooninaries-jpg“Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear.” – Ambrose Redmoon

With each experience we have with the progressed Moon sign periods, we start to get used to certain emotional responses after we’ve sat with the new energy for a while. Having just finished your Pisces Moon progression, you no doubt experienced an emotional opening and softening, where compassion and empathy were your tools, and that was appropriate for that time. But becoming more soft and vulnerable often requires the effort to turn the other cheek when conflict comes up, and to have compassion for what others are going through. It can also require learning to give up some control to learn a higher lesson, one of surrender and humility. If you’ve been doing that somewhere in your life too much, however, it starts to inspire resentment, not compassion, and Aries can be a great cure for that.

Some people may find situations in their life arising that require them to defend something, such as their position at work, their own needs in relationship, or even their beliefs. This is life’s way of prompting us to take action where action is needed.¬†You’ll also find that you have a lot of energy that wants to spill out-you might even feel like a caged beast. It can feel difficult to contain yourself around this time, whether it’s emotionally, verbally, or even physically. Emotions of all kinds can seem closer to the surface. An Aries progression can signal a time to purge yourself of things that are in your way, and sometimes you need a tremendous build-up of energy to do that. Like a wild and windy storm, the Aries progression can help you clear the air.

This progression isn’t about selfishness, but about remembering that you are a person on this planet just like everyone else is, and you have needs and desires. You have just as much of a right to “take up space” as anyone else on this planet (as astrologer Steven Forrest puts it), and this progression is about remembering what you want and how to get it. So many times we let ourselves get bogged down by excuses or fears, so an Aries progression can help you come to terms with those and push through them. You are the only person who is entirely in charge of you and your life. Live that life. Take up your space.

Read complete description in Astrology of the Moon by Amy Herring

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